I’ve been following the plight of this lost cat being housed at the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society in Menands. Why is she so special? Â BecauseÂ she tips the scales at thirty pounds. That’s a lot of cat.
Thirty pounds is sort of ridiculous. That’s the weight of three and a half gallons of water, or three ten pound bags of sugar. Imagine 120 quarter pound hamburgers. That’s her.
It was hard to read the story — not because it was upsetting, but because my cat Maeve was trying to sit on the keyboard of the laptop. Maeve, you see, is also a large cat. During her last visit to the vet she weighed in at something like seventeen pounds — and I think she may have gotten bigger. I was going to weigh Maeve, but she doesn’t like getting on the scale any more than I do. And I wasn’t about to carry her up the stairs.
I suppose that the animal rights crowd will say that I’ve mistreated poor Maeve by not feeding her responsibly, so I just want to say that she’s now on a program that includes a modified diet and daily exercise. We’re doing it together; it’s always easier when you work with someone else.
By the way: If you think your cat has a little weight issue, here are some ideas to help you get her back in shape.